David Bruening


Born: De­cem­ber 10, 1869, Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia.

Died: May 2, 1934, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land.


The son of Ger­man im­mi­grants, Brün­ing gra­du­at­ed from Elm­hurst Col­lege in 1889, and Ed­en Se­mi­na­ry, Web­ster Groves, Mis­sou­ri, in 1892.

He was or­dained at St. Paul’s Church, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in Ju­ly 1892 by Ru­dolph John.

He went on to serve the par­ish­es of Rose­hill, Chi­ca­go (1892–98); St. Paul’s, Pe­kin, Il­li­nois (1898–1904); St. Pe­ter’s, Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky (1904–20), and St. Mat­thew’s, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land (1920–34).

He was al­so pre­si­dent of the In­di­a­na Dis­trict of the Ev­an­ge­li­cal Sy­nod; chair­man of the board of di­rect­ors of Ed­en Sem­in­ary; and ed­it­or of the 1917 Ev­an­ge­li­cal Hym­nal.



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